api·​cul·​ture | \ ˈā-pə-ˌkəl-chər How to pronounce apiculture (audio) \

Definition of apiculture

: the keeping of bees especially on a large scale

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Other Words from apiculture

apicultural \ ˌā-​pə-​ˈkəl-​ch(ə-​)rəl How to pronounce apicultural (audio) \ adjective
apiculturist \ ˌā-​pə-​ˈkəl-​ch(ə-​)rist How to pronounce apiculturist (audio) \ noun

Examples of apiculture in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sebastian and Camille Seusing poured a bucket of honey onto the ministry steps, saying it was contaminated with high levels of glyphosate that was sprayed onto fields near their apiculture business in Brandenburg state, which surrounds Berlin. Washington Post, "German beekeepers stage sticky protest on ministry steps," 15 Jan. 2020 Cities also have greater demand for local apiculture products. USA TODAY, "America’s 25 thriving industries include goat farming, breweries," 26 Dec. 2017 With a surface area of over 1.5 million ha, the area is used for livestock rearing, grazing, red deer farming, fodder production and apiculture. Alex Treadway, National Geographic, "UN Announces 23 New Nature Reserves While U.S. Removes 17," 14 June 2017

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First Known Use of apiculture

1864, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for apiculture

probably from French, from Latin apis bee + French culture

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The first known use of apiculture was in 1864

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Cite this Entry

“Apiculture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apiculture. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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